Join James Lawley and Penny Tompkins, authors of Metaphors in Mind: Transformation through Symbolic Modelling, January 5-7, 2013, for a 3-day introduction to Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling in Austin, Texas.
Located in the beautiful Texas hill country on Cypress Creek at Alma de Mujer, a 22-acre wildlife sanctuary within the far northwest Austin city limits and the home base of the Indigenous Women's Network.
- Introduces the basic Clean Language questions of David Grove for working with everyday information or client-generated metaphors
- Makes use of the Problem, Remedy, Outcome (PRO) model as a naturalistic way to facilitate a shift in thinking
- Demonstrates a systematic questioning process which brings clarity to any issue or idea
- Utilizes 'Four Fundamental Modelling Processes' to create the conditions for lasting change to emerge
The training balances didactic explanations with lots of practice so you’ll understand the what’s and why’s of Symbolic Modeling and Clean Language AND gain basic skills. We’ll practice utilizing these skills with verbal, drawing and space-related approaches so you can determine your preferred way of working with a variety of individuals and/or groups.
About Penny Tompkins and James Lawley
Penny Tompkins and James Lawley are supervising psychotherapists – registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy since 1993, and certified NLP trainers. They have provided consultancy to organisations as diverse as GlaxoSmithKline, Yale University Child Study Center, NASA Goddard Space Center and the Findhorn Spiritual Community in Northern Scotland.
Read more about Penny Tompkins and James Lawley, what they do, and what they've done on their website:
More About Clean Language & Symbolic Modelling
Symbolic Modelling and the Clean Language of David Grove is a radically different way of facilitating change based on a new view of how people organise their internal worlds:
- Humans, individually and collectively, self-organise. Self-organising systems have no central control. Instead they are based on dynamic intelligent networks that are complex, adaptive and emergent.
- Metaphor is not some figurative icing on the narrative cake, it is intrinsic to language, thought and deed.
- Knowledge for the most part is not based on abstract concepts and well-defined categories, but embodied through and through in a fuzzy, non-linear logic.
No change technique is required! Changes emerge spontaneously and are matured organically until the client embodies new metaphors to live by. The role of the coach is therefore to encourage the conditions for change and to follow every potentially serendipitous shift. What makes this methodology so useful and innovative is its simplicity and its 'clean' philosophy. Ernest Rossi, long time collaborator with Milton Erickson, says this approach "helps people learn how to facilitate their own creativity in solving their own problems in their own way."
Recommended: Prior exposure to Clean Language via any of the following:
Class Dates & Times
Class dates are January 5-7, 2013. We meet daily 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, with an hour-and-a-half lunch break on your own.
Logistics, lodging, and more:
THIS TRAINING IS A GO. You can make travel and lodging arrangements. A limited amount of lodging is available at Alma de Mujer retreat center and can be reserved by contacting class organizer Katie Raver.
Read more about logistics details.
Secure Registration on PayPal
In case of cancellation, any tuition paid (less a $100 change fee) is transferable to another person for this class or to another NLP Resources Austin training for one year.
For more information, contact Katie Raver at 512.699.7322 (talk or text) or